Project North Star is the Canada Aviation and Space Museum’s volunteer program to assist in restoring several aircraft in the collection, including the Canadair North Star.
Each workday you will find a dedicated team of enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who, working with conservation experts, are making great progress in restoring these aircraft. Enthusiasm, pride and attention to detail mark this restoration project, in spite of the daunting task.
Since the early days of manned flight, nearly one million aircraft have been built, and most will ultimately disappear. Nearly all will perish, regardless of their usefulness, beauty or effectiveness.
Project North Star began with a group of aviation enthusiasts who see these machines as more than just wood, metal and fabric. Some were flight crew, ground crew, builders or researchers, who have a personal connection to the North Star and who wish to see this aircraft preserved for its historic significance. Others on the restoration team simply enjoy the opportunity to do their part in preserving a piece of aviation history.
This site provides information on the North Star aircraft and the volunteers of Project North Star. Please check out the historic photos and photos of restoration work in the Photo Gallery, and read current and past articles on the restoration effort in our newsletter, the NStar Chronicle.
If you would like to help our team with this restoration, you can join our Project North Star Association Of Canada or make a tax deductible donation by completing the Membership form on the Members page, or you can join our team of volunteers at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.
The Project North Star Team - dedicated to the preservation of Canada's aviation heritage.